I am Darina Stoda Photography’s biggest fan. Ever since I met her back at my cousins wedding in 2013 I’ve basically been obsessed. And then you might have noticed we work quite a bit with the Swaffham and Fakenham florist sisters…So, when we all found out we we’re involved with Rachel and Lukes wedding it was all a bit too exciting.
Rachel had planned a home marquee wedding, I love a simple white canvas that can be transformed entirely. Through the use of lots of seasonal autumnal flora and fauna with pops of brighter colours of the candles in antique brass candlesticks this wedding was a dream. Centre piece flowers were in copper and brass vessels on the tables providing that timeless causal luxe look.
I ‘Lent-a-Hand‘ with setting up our pieces the day before, from the extended sweets ladder, vintage trolley and cake table dotting in extra stands and jars to make it a real statement feature. I love adding additional greenery and touches to our styled stations and the Swaffham girls always provide me with a few extra sprigs to finish the look.
I had wrote the table plan and cards sign too, and guests entered the marquee through our indoor wooden arch beautifully decorated with asymmetric floral arrangements. The evening photos are so romantic with a canopy of festoon lights high into the marquee ceiling. I mean is there anything about this not to love?!
Huge congrats to these lovely lenders, hope you’re loving married life R & L.
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x
Ok, here I am at almost 39 weeks pregnant and feeling like a beached whale (yep, I am now fully one of those people who talks in weeks rather than months about their pregnancy) this picture by Darina Stoda Photography was taken a couple of weeks back now. I’m also one of those people who vowed never to put their baby belly on the internet (!) and will definitely not be filling my IG feed with baby spam….Hmmm. These pesky preggo hormones are really something, I just feel so darn proud of housing and growing a mini human and sometimes you guys may hear about it.
I’m filled with anticipation, anxiety and of course a tonne of excitement for baby B’s arrival but I also know that becoming a mum will take me away from Little Lending for a while.
I adore what I do and have loved building up my little company for the last 3 and a half years, but I need to be realistic too, my life is about to change massively. I’ve always been super active on social media and I really hope to keep posting all the inspo I find but the likeliness is that there are going to be a few gaps while we adjust. Your emails and enquiries may take a bit longer to get back to you on too, but if you’re already pencilled in the diary for styling or hire, please be assured you’ll be Little Lender this summer, or next. If you’re getting in touch for the first time we’re almost fully booked through from May-September now for 2017, but have good availability for this Autumn/Winter and we’re taking 2018 bookings too.
It will be the biggest juggling act of my life, but I will find a way to make it happen and still give all my couples the best service I can this coming season.
So this is just a little post to say, thank you so much for your patience and support. I’ll continue to do my best for you guys while enjoying this little life that’s currently kicking me in the ribs!
I have scheduled some content for the blog and our Facebook page though so be sure to check it out to keep those W-day ideas flowing.
See you on the flip side,
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x
So many of you will know my connection with Godwick Barn from past posts. I work there as one of their wedding planners as well as running LL, I’m super lucky to call this beautiful barn my work place. When James the owner of Godwick started planning his own wedding there in October last year I was so thrilled and excited to be a part of the day. Some of our little lends we’re taken to the barn on the set up day and I helped Aimee, the lovely Bride-to-be, with a few details.
This wedding is full of beautiful autumnal barn inspiration, seasonal colours, blooms and food. Wonderfully rustic and relaxed, the barn really hasn’t looked better. From the wooden tables to the trailing foliage and modern calligraphy signage this wedding was always going to steal my heart.
I just adore the colour mixes, the bright red berries with rich forrest green foliages and lots of berry tones against white highlights. These colours coupled with the midnight navy blue bridesmaids dresses and gents in traditional tweed is such a fab way of working with the natural seasonal tones for an Autumn celebration.
So many stunning details, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this….
Venue – Godwick Great Barn
Photography – Peach and Jo
Props and signage – The Little Lending Co.
Flowers – Bramble and Berry
Food – Julie Abbs
Tipi – Magical camping
Stationery – Wonderful Wonky Weddings
Are you planning and Autumnal barn wedding? Hows it all coming together…?
Penny at The Little Lending Co. x